I’m not into a lot of sport: Football, the British staple, doesn’t interest me at all; I used to watch tennis – or Wimbledon, at least – but not recently. Then in 1996, when I rehearsed with a band in Bexhill, I was turned on to Formula 1. Fast cars! Yummy. I like driving, so obviously fast cars turn me on.
So, on and off since 1996 I’ve watched the F1 circus tour the world: and for the last ten years I’ve seen almost every race on TV.
Yesterday I watched the whole of the Canadian Grand Prix – Including the nearly two hours it was red flagged for rain – and it was the best spectacle I’ve ever seen!
After the re-start, and until the very last few laps, the race was close to a shoe-in for Sebastian Vettel. And then … and then Jenson Button, who had stopped 6 times to Vettel’s 3 caught him. He caught him on the penultimate lap and pressured him so much that Vettel made a mistake! Button’s drive was stellar; it was almost, considering the conditions, fantastical. And he won!
If I see another race that has so much action is so entertaining and has anywhere close to the drama then I’ll probably be in heaven – not that I’ll be spending my time in heaven (or wherever) watching F1. 😉